Herald News Briefs: Worsham Road will close. Are you registered?

Published 6:59 am Friday, December 29, 2023

VDOT plans to shut down Worsham Road

Expect more road work and traffic delays in Prince Edward County, beginning in January. The Virginia Department of Transportation announced that beginning on Monday, Jan. 29, portions of Worsham Road will be closed due to a bridge replacement. 

The section from Route 15 to Route 630 will be closed to through traffic from Jan. 29 to May 31, 2024. VDOT officials said they would be setting up signs for the closure and detour. That detour will have drivers taking Route 15 to Route 628, then connecting with Route 630, before looping back to Route 665. 

Buckingham sheriff addresses incident 

On Wednesday, Dec. 27, Buckingham deputies responded to a call at a Dillwyn home. An elderly man had pulled into the residence and those at home called the sheriff’s office. 

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“Our deputies investigated the incident and were able to identify all parties involved, as well as the vehicle,” officials from the Buckingham sheriff’s office said in a statement. “We spoke to those parties and found there to be no immediate threat. We want to assure our citizens that there is no reason to be fearful of the incident that occurred and that there is no threat.” The situation was addressed, officials said, with no charges filed in the incident. 

Pickleball shuts down for a week 

The Town of Farmville’s Parks and Recreation Department has shut down its Pickleball games for a little more than a week. Typically, pickleball games take place at the Farmville Sports Complex, located at 1328 Zion Hill Road from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. But as of the last week in December, those games were put on hold. 

“The department apologizes for the inconvenience and pickleball will restart on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024,” department officials said in a statement.

Election registration deadline arrives

We’re a couple weeks away from the special election in State Senate District 9 and if you haven’t registered to vote yet, now’s your last chance. Today, Dec. 29, is the deadline to register in the district, in order to be eligible to cast a ballot for your State Senator. Maybe you’ve just moved here from another area or you just turned 18 and want to vote for the first time, well, now’s your chance.

Republican Tammy Mulchi and Democrat Tina Wyatt Younger will compete on Jan. 9 to fill the seat currently held by Sen. Frank Ruff. Ruff will be retiring that same day due to his battle with cancer.

And if you have questions about how to register to vote, just click here.